I just wanted to say that I agree with you completely. Science shouldn't
have to be cross-referenced with the bible. The bible is just a book with
facts mixed in with certain moral stories (well that's how I think of it
anyway, hope I don't offend too many people).
Look what happened when geologists tried to work out how old the earth was.
They looked at the bible and worked out when the world was created by going
along the family tree of Adam & Eve. They ended up with a figure of a few
thousand years. If you try to tell anyone this now they'd laugh at you.
Maybe in the future people will look back and think how silly some people
were for thinking that the earth was made by some strange entity?
Just adding my 2 cents.